In 1970’s there’s a group of children that always played together. One day Endou Kenji made a short story that he called Book of Prophecy (Yoken no Sho) : In the end of 2th century, an evil organization plans to take over the world. First, they attack San Francisco and London with deadly biological weapon. After that, they spread the virus in Osaka. Japan is in terror. Their next target is Haneda Airport, Tokyo is in fear and there’s no way to escape. But this is just the beginning of the real fear. The sign of the world destruction is fired and on December 31, 1999, with a terrible shake a big object shows up in Tokyo. A giant robot with nuclear power. That robot creates more victims by spreading the deadly virus. The fate of Tokyo…no, the fate of the world is in danger!! After that 9 brave heroes show up and fight. How will they fight to keep the world’s peace?
The book was a creation of young Kenji, but in 1997 someone made that prophecy came true. An organization led by a leader called Tomodachi (friend) tried to make every single prophecy came true. No one knows that he was the man behind so many tragedies that happened near the end of the century. A cop who suspected the real identity of Tomodachi and his intention was killed by a police who had fallen into Tomodachi’s power.
Kenji finally realized that tomodachi was one of his friends from elementary school, because there are only few of them who had seen Kenji’s prophecy book along with the hand mark created by Otcho. Kidou Saburou (donkey) was killed because he realized about this conspiracy long before everyone else. Donkey’s death was the first trigger that set everything. Kenji gathered his friends, Ochiai Nagaharu (Otcho), Minamoto Yoshitsune, Shimon Masaaki (Mon-chan), Maruko Bashi (Maruo), Setoguchi Yukiji, and Fukebe. Keroyon couldn’t come and Sadakiyo was nowhere to be found.
Tomodachi framed Kenji as national terrorist, but in spite of that Kenji and his friends kept on fighting against Tomodachi. A terrible thing finally happened in the end of the century and Kenji’s name was put into every newspaper and school books as the famous terrorist.
In 2015, a Mangaka (Manga Artist) named Kakuta was sent into a prison in Umihotaru. He met Otcho in that prison. He was sent into prison for his Manga which coincidentally similar with Tomodachi’s condition.
The movie was closed with the appearance of Kanna, their only hope. Kanna was Kenji’s niece. What happen next??
This movie, just like Death Note, was divided into 2 parts. This is the 1st part, the second part will come out soon. I really like the movie….for me, it was well produced!!! I wanted to read the Manga since long time ago but I couldn’t find it. Maybe it’s good not to read the Manga, coz I remember how I felt a bit disappointed seeing the second part of Death Note. I give this movie 5 stars (it was amazing). I can’t hardly wait for the second part.
I highly recommend this movie to everyone!!!
As a bonus, I got to see my favorite Japanese actor, Moriyama Mirai 🙂 it was only a small part, he was the mangaka.